Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 5: General Site and Building Elements

Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


This session will review scoping and technical provisions for general site and building elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 5). These requirements ensure access to site arrival facilities and pedestrian routes located on a site. Chapter 5 addresses parking spaces, passenger loading zones, stairways, and handrails. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Josh Schorr, Accessibility Specialist , U.S. Access Board

Scott Windley, Accessibility Specialist , Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 Do Public Housing Authority offices need to meet ADA building accessibitlity standards? Can a government agency be petitioned to inspect a building to determine if the building meets ADA standards?
2 What are some options to address PROW along an existing local road and access driveway that doesn't meet ADA longitudinal slope?
3 Does this course qualify for LA/CES credits so landscape architects can receive CEUs?
4 When do you have to use railing for ADA ramp?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.